Bullic Essay: Why Bullying Is An Issue

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To better understand why bullying is still an issue, there are numerous components that are linked to bullying that need to be identified and explained. Two cultural beliefs and biases that may influence bullies are ethnicity and religion. Often times, society confuses ethnicity and race. One can have only belong to one race but can belong to multiple ethnic groups. Ethnic bullying occurs with “children who in some way do not fit in and deviate from the group norm” (Vervoort, M.H.M., Scholte, R.H.J. & Overbeek, G.) Religion tends to be a bullying issue if it is noticeable. For example, a Jewish male who wears a yamaka (a small hat showing Jewish faith) or a Muslim female who wears a hijab (a veil worn over the head and shoulders) may be harassed for being different by outwardly showing their faith. Those individuals who are in the minority are bigger targets for the bullies. “Those bullied because of their religious beliefs often began to question their faith, stopped talking about it, or …show more content…
“Despite common portrayals of someone who bullies as big, tough boys or mean, popular girls, anyone can bully – because bullying is about behavior, not labels” (National Bullying Prevention Center). Often times the child who was bullied on the bus on the way to school, will then in turn, intimidate someone else on the way home or simply stand by and do nothing while another child is being bullied just being thankful it’s not them. The family of the victim ends up hurt just as much as the victim themselves. However, parents may not even know the situation is happening and in some instances, they may never know as the children may be too embarrassed to involve an adult. According to the National Bullying Prevention center, loss of friends, doing poorly in school and eating problems are some other issues that a victim may suffer as a result of being

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